The Nissan Leaf is set to handle an entire makeover and receive an entirely new powertrain with additional range for 2018. As a result, we anticipate no significant changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
2019 Nissan LEAF Design
The LEAF handles a whole makeover for 2018. This redesign takes it from a somewhat wildly styled electric hatchback to a more toned-down, mainstream look. While these new losers might still not be up to par for some purchasers, they definitely make it more tasty. We anticipate its appearance, inside and out, to remain entirely the same in the 2019 LEAF.
With no changes anticipated, we expect the standard features in the 2019 LEAF remaining the same too. While full details on the present LEAF’s basic equipment is not offered yet, we do know it comes with an “e-pedal”– a single-pedal driving feature– and automatic emergency braking.
2019 Nissan LEAF Engine
Under its hood, the LEAF made big strides for 2018, acquiring a new electric motor that cranks out 147 horse power and 236 pound-feet of torque. This electric powertrain is fed by a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that offers the new LEAF a series of approximately 150 miles.
While this is a big enhancement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well except the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This ought to all stay the very same in 2018, but there are reports of an extended-range LEAF being available in the near future to much better compare versus the Bolt EV.
2019 Nissan LEAF Safety
While crash test outcomes are not available for the new-generation LEAF right now, we do understand that its basic automated emergency braking is a substantial action in earning it the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation. If it can pull off “Good” lead to the crash tests and at least an “Acceptable” rating in the headlight test, it could even earn a Top Safety Pick+ designation.
2019 Nissan LEAF Pricing and Release Date
There is no info on when the 2019 LEAF will hit display rooms, but it’ll likely be at some point later on in 2018. Without any changes in the works, we anticipate pricing for the 2019 Nissan LEAF to remain close the 2018 model’s range, which is $30,875 to $37,085. Competition for the LEAF consists of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Tesla Model 3.